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Manhattan luxury market logs best Thanksgiving week ever
11/29/2021 5:15 PM
The holiday week gave New York’s high-end real estate agents plenty of reasons to be thankful. Thirty-seven, to be exact. That is how many contracts for homes asking at least $4 million were signed last week, the most during Thanksgiving week since Olshan Realty began tracking luxury Manhattan contracts in 2006. The average number of contracts s...Read More
Treasury Department to ease rent relief backlogs with reallocations
11/29/2021 4:47 PM
States struggling to keep rent relief efforts alive could soon benefit from a Treasury Department plan to reallocate funds. Rental-assistance money would be shifted from municipalities with unused funds to those who desperately need it, the Wall Street Journal reported. Officials didn’t specify to the Journal which states and municipalities woul...Read More
Shokai Group picks up unsold NoMad condos for $81M
11/29/2021 4:00 PM
Lendlease and Victor Group have resorted to a bulk buyer to unload condo units at 277 Fifth Avenue, selling 22 of them at a discount to the Shokai Group. City records show the nearly $81 million sale closed at the beginning of the month. The three companies were all partners on the development of the 55-story building, with the Shokai Group serv...Read More
Black Friday retail traffic stuck below pre-pandemic levels
11/29/2021 3:22 PM
Even after the peak of the pandemic, Black Friday no longer appears to be the saving grace of retailers around the country. Retail traffic in the United States dropped 28.3 percent from 2019’s holiday, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions reported by CNBC. The data show traffic was up 47.5 percent from last year, when coronav...Read More
Brownstones rule Brooklyn’s luxury market Thanksgiving week
11/29/2021 2:23 PM
Brooklyn brownstone owners had something to be thankful for last week, as eight of the stately properties were among the priciest homes to go into contract in the borough. The biggest price tag of the bunch belonged to 527 3rd Street in Park Slope, which was asking $7.25 million when it lined up a buyer. The restored, turn-of-the-century brownst...Read More
California falling short in creating affordable housing, new ‘report card’ shows
11/29/2021 1:00 PM
California cities and counties didn’t permit nearly enough housing last year to keep pace with the state’s production goals, and much of what they approved wasn’t affordable to most residents, a new “report card” shows. Jurisdictions reported issuing about 109,000 housing permits last year, about three-quarters of what they would have needed to ...Read More
Coachella resort fraudster duped Sam Nazarian
11/29/2021 12:00 PM
A 37-year-old woman is facing up to 20 years in prison after duping investors — including Sam Nazarian — out of millions for a resort in Coachella that never even broke ground. Serena Shi pleaded guilty to wire fraud after tricking investors out of $23 million for down payments on condos, a pot the Los Angeles Times reports she instead used for ...Read More
KPF expands at Tishman Speyer building after sweetener
11/29/2021 11:15 AM
For the second time in recent weeks, Tishman Speyer had a tenant renew at 11 West 42nd Street with a sweetener thrown into the mix. Architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox renewed its lease at the building, the New York Post reported. The company added 38,000 square feet on the seventh floor, bringing its presence in the building to 100,000 square f...Read More
New firm pays $50M for Edgewater multifamily
11/29/2021 10:00 AM
A new player has entered the real estate market with its first purchase of a multifamily asset in Edgewater, New Jersey. Skylight Real Estate Partners, in a joint venture with PCCP, acquired Infinity Edgewater, according to the Commercial Observer. The deal cost slightly more than $50 million and the JV received a $34.5 million, five-year, float...Read More
Build it and we will come: Turner Construction moves HQ to Tishman Speyer’s Spiral
11/29/2021 9:15 AM
Turner Construction is leasing 75,000 square feet at Tishman Speyer’s The Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard. The New York Post reported the deal, which marks the general contractor throwing a lease behind its work as the project’s builder. The lease is for 13 years, according to the Post, and Turner will be moving from 375 Hudson Street to its new h...Read More

CNN Living:
Should dating apps have HIV filters?
9/15/2016 7:13 AM
Dating apps and sites offer the option to filter matches by sex, ethnicity, height or religion -- but they could be even more personal. ...Read More
How Grindr got men to self-test for HIV
7/25/2016 8:04 AM
Grindr, a dating app for gay men, was found to be an effective way to give out HIV self-test kits to men at risk of infection and reduce the spread of HIV, according to a recent study. ...Read More
When sex is bad for men, good for women
9/8/2016 11:56 AM
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When your kids think you"re always wrong
9/14/2016 11:31 AM
It can be exasperating when your tween or teen thinks you are wrong all the time, but it is often a normal part of your child"s development. ...Read More
How to deal with a defiant child
8/30/2016 11:07 AM
Most parents have struggled with a defiant child, but what they might not realize is that there are steps they can take to eliminate the challenging behavior. ...Read More
Stop the meltdowns!
8/19/2016 3:37 PM
In my house, we called it going boneless. That"s when my girls, as toddlers, would arch their backs, screaming uncontrollably, usually in a public place (of course!) and there was nothing my husband or I could do to satisfy them. ...Read More
Setting limits for "spoiled" kids
9/13/2016 12:27 PM
More than 10 years ago, as I headed to one of my final OB/GYN appointments before my first daughter was born, I had a moment. ...Read More
Toxic chemicals are hiding in your house dust
9/14/2016 9:33 AM
Researchers say 45 toxic chemicals are found commonly in your house dust, with 10 of them lurking in 90% of homes across the country. ...Read More
A four-day workweek could be hazardous to your health
9/15/2016 5:47 AM
The math is simple, but the implications of these schedules are different. The danger is in disregarding the effects that can occur as a result of fatigue and stress. ...Read More
Prescription heroin gets green light in Canada
9/14/2016 8:15 PM
Health Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for those who are severely addicted to the drug. Last week"s change to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act permits doctors to apply for permission under the federal Special Access Program to offer their addicted patients diacetylmorphine: phar...Read More

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